Graham Mott into the Hall of Fame

Staff Writer

Graham Mott (right with Derryn Hinch just hours ago) has tonight been inducted into the Commercial Radio Hall of Fame at the awards ceremony in Sydney.

Graham was honoured for his outstanding lifetime achievement and contribution to the radio broadcasting industry, and his induction was celebrated by 1300 radio industry peers at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Graham has most recently been in the role of General Manager of Fairfax Radio Network. He began his radio career as a talk radio panel operator at 2GB in 1969. 

He went on to hold many positions at talk and music stations over the next 42 years including program producer, production manager, operations manager, music director, program director and general manager. He worked at a variety of radio stations including  2SM, 2GB, 3AW, 2WS and 2UW.

Graham was also a Commercial Radio Australia Board member for many years as well as Chairing the industry Research Committee at various times.

Graham lives in Melbourne, and is married with four children. He was honoured by some of the industry’s biggest names at tonight’s ACRAS including Neil Mitchell, Derryn Hinch and Ross Stevenson.

Commercial Radio Australia chief executive officer, Joan Warner said: “Graham Mott has been a staunch supporter of commercial radio for many years and has contributed greatly to its growth and development on many levels.”

The Hall of Fame recipients are nominated by industry peers and are selected by a high level judging committee. 

Previous inductees include last year’s Tony Pilkington, Derryn Hinch, John Laws, Bob Rogers, Gary O’Callaghan, Paul Thompson, Bob Francis, Rod Muir, the late Frank Hyde and Radio Today's Greg Smith.

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